Hmpf, one of those days. Zero out of three for me today. While I was preparing these macaroni (and it was not easy, I can tell you), I was watching some UEFA 2012 and Wimbledon. The result of all this: Germany lost their semi-final match, Nadal lost his tennis match, and we didn't like the pasta - at all! How disappointing :-( I took about 4 forkfuls of this dish and then I had to give up. The taste was just too intense. If I ever use buckwheat flour again (and that's a big IF), I would definitely substitute at least half with all-purpose or whole wheat flour.
This month for the Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned the blog Crumbs and Chaos. As if it isn't difficult enough to choose a recipe from a blog that's written by one person, this blog has four - in words FOUR )(!) - contributors. So it was more like choosing a single recipe from four blogs instead of one. I saw a lot of kid-friendly, quick & easy recipes. But when I saw the recipe for this Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich, I knew I found the winner. I decided to put a little Latino twist on this recipe. Instead of using cooked chicken, as in the original recipe, I decided to season the chicken with my homemade (or store-bought) Aliño Criollo seasoning and then pan-fry it. Well, let me tell you: these sandwiches were simply awesome! They will end up on my meal plan again, that's for sure.